The PAYE system and PAYE tables are calculated based on 52 weeks or 26 fortnights occurring in a tax year.
However, each year there are a number of employers and employees who have 53 weeks or 27 pay days within the tax year; this is because of the day in which their wages are paid.
As a result they may not have had enough PAYE and/or student loans repayments deducted throughout the year, and there may have been overpayment of Working for Families Tax Credits for some due to underestimation of family income.
You can find out if you are due a tax refund or have tax to pay by using our online calculator - it's anonymous and free.
To be able to use the calculator you'll need your income details for the 2009 - 2010 tax year. You can get this information through our online services.
Do you have a student loan?
If your residual repayment obligation is more than $20, then you'll be issued your income details for the 2009 - 2010 tax year automatically and advised whether you are due a refund or have tax to pay.
Remember you have until February 7 next year to pay or 7 April if you have a tax agent. If you believe you may have difficulty paying, you can call us on 0800 227 774 as soon as possible so we can discuss your situation and options with you.
Date published: 03 Aug 2010
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